The best duo: Towngas becomes MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021 Official Energy Partner
Five Michelin Star Chefs feature in videos to
educate audiences about signature dishes on Towngas Cooking YouTube channel
The chef of One-Michelin-starred
Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant will launch classes to teach abalone delicacies,
allowing audiences to reproduce the top-class dishes at home
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 10 August 2021 - As
Hong Kong's leading flame cooking platform, the Hong Kong and China Gas Company
(Towngas) not only offers
supporting services of flame cooking, but also rolls out new yet diversified
cooking classes to allow the public to fully enjoy it. This year, Towngas
becomes the official energy partner of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021,
while also rolling out a dedicated MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021
exclusively for Towngas. Moreover, Towngas has invited five Michelin Star
Chefs, who are also commercial customers of Towngas, to star in a video series
to educate the public about signature dishes on its Towngas Cooking YouTube Channel.
Apart from this, Towngas has even invited the chef of Ah Yat Harbour View
Restaurant to visit the Towngas Cooking Centre at Causeway Bay in September,
who will be teaching the skills of flame cooking!
Three-Michelin-starred chef relies on flame cooking to produce
crunchy, juicy roasted chicken; Two-Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine chef uses
flame cooking to stir fry
Last year, Towngas proudly rolled out
YouTube Channel Towngas Cooking. The
company invited a team of chefs to demonstrate their cooking skills, enabling
audiences to follow the recipes at home. Meanwhile, this year, Towngas
continues its effort to invite several chefs from restaurants selected by the
MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021.
The line-up includes Adriano Cattaneo from three-Michelin-starred restaurant
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon; Paul Lau Ping-lui from two-Michelin-starred
restaurant Tin Lung Heen; as well as representatives from three
one-Michelin-starred restaurants such as Ming Leung, Executive Chef of Ah Yat
Harbour View Restaurant, Chef
chef of yè shanghai; and Nicolas Boutin, executive chef of ÉPURE.
All of them will talk about their experiences in cooking and stories of their
careers, as well as showcase their skills in front of the camera to allow
audiences to reproduce their recipes at home. The videos can be exclusively
viewed on Towngas Cooking until
September. Please subscribe and follow Towngas
Cooking to receive notifications before watching the videos.
Moreover, Ming Leung,
Executive Chef of Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant, will launch a cooking course
at the Towngas Cooking Centre at Causeway Bay in September, teaching participants
to cook abalone delicacies. The class is now open for registration. If you want
to learn from a master chef, you cannot miss the chance!
Daniel Fung, Head of Strategy & Innovation and Commercial - HK
Utilities at Towngas said, "We all know that flame cooking is essential to
Chinese cuisine that requires 'wok hei'. However, no matter what types of
cuisine they are, flame cooking plays an important part."
He added, "Actually, many renowned restaurants that offer different types of
cuisine chosen by the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021 are business clients
of Towngas, with the Star Chefs agreeing that flame cooking is an indispensable
part of curating delicacies. Their endorsement is a recognition and excitement
to us at Towngas, pushing us to take a step forward to reach new heights after
becoming MICHELIN's official energy partner this year in Hong Kong and Macau,
and we all share the same vision of innovation and sustainability."
One-starred Restaurant - ÉPURE
French top-class restaurant
ÉPURE has been awarded one MICHELIN star from 2017 onwards for five years in
a row. Chef Nicolas Boutin from France worked for several renowned two- and
three-MICHELIN-starred high-end French restaurants. Boasting the finest skills,
Boutin specialises in creating contemporary dishes that showcase the best
seasonal ingredients from France, bringing the purest flavours of ingredients
to customers and demonstrating the exquisite contemporary French cuisine with
Dish: Potato omelette
Tips for flame cooking: Flame cooking is absolutely indispensable. Even if
cooking simple dishes such as French fries, the dish tastes better with flame
Three-starred Restaurant - L'Atelier de Joël
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon has
been awarded three MICHELIN stars for ten years in a row. Specialised in
creating traditional French cuisine with innovation, Executive Chef Adriano
Cattaneo who is from Paris loves to present the traditional French cuisine in
an innovative way with some precious ingredients. Cattaneo uses his intuition
for the best combination of unique flavours to create simple yet outstanding
Grilled lobster with asparagus and morel mushroom
Tips for flame cooking: Flame cooking allows the chef to precisely control
the flame, grilling the surface of meat evenly with plenty of gravy
One-starred Restaurant - Yè Shanghai
Yè Shanghai, relocated to K11
Musea in 2020, has been headed by Chef Sze since the restaurant opened in
1998. Chef Sze is an experienced chef who specialises in creating specialty
Chinese cuisine through different cooking methods such as stewing, grilling,
stir-frying, and boiling, creating scrumptious yet innovative dishes.
Dish: Sautéed shredded mandarin
Tips for flame cooking: Flame cooking offers an even distribution of
firepower with a better smell. It can also go with a round-bottomed wok that is essential to cooking Chinese cuisine.
Awarded by MICHELIN for 10
consecutive years, Ah Yat Harbour
View Restaurant is renowned for high-end Cantonese cuisine, such as
flavourful braised abalones, signature fried rice served in a claypot, and
baked stuffed crab shell.
Executive Chef Ming Leung joined Sun Tung Lok when he was 19 and held senior
positions at high-end restaurants in China and Hong Kong. After joining Ah
Yat Harbour View Restaurant, Leung has learned a lot from Yeung
Koon-yat as he always shared his experience in cooking and selecting
ingredients. Such experience allows Leung to take a step forward in his
career. Leung specialises in creating and cooking high-end dishes such as
abalones, sea cucumbers, shark fins and fish maws. He also creates recipes
for families with fresh yet seasonal ingredients, enabling more customers to
enjoy his skills and good food.
Dish: Stir-fried South African
abalone with leek, shallot and onion
Tips for flame cooking: Flame cooking is essential for stir-fried dishes with
"wok hei" in Chinese cuisine. High temperature is necessary to create dishes
with a great smell, and only flame cooking can help us achieve this.
Two-starred Restaurant - Tin Lung Heen
Headed by top Cantonese chef Paul Lau Ping-lui who
possesses more than 40 years of experience, Tin Lung Heen specialises
in Cantonese cuisine and dim sum with two MICHELIN stars. Lau is good at
using the best ingredients and combining traditional yet avant-garde skills
to create new dishes.
Dish: Braised duck and potato
with pickled plum sauce
Tips for flame cooking: Flame
cooking allows chefs to control the firepower with flexibility, which is
crucial to Cantonese cuisine that requires "wok hei". When the sauce on the
edge of the wok is a bit overcooked and exudes burnt smells, the ingredients can
absorb such smells alongside "wok hei".
those who want to be taught by Ming Leung, Executive Chef of Ah Yat Harbour
View Restaurant, do not miss the chance to grab a place at his onsite practical
class at Towngas Cooking Centre, and receive two
$100 cash vouchers at Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant (Tsim Sha
Harbour View Restaurant – Abalone dishes
Tutor: Ming Leung, Executive Chef from Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant (Cantonese)
25 Sept 2021 (Sat)
2pm – 5pm
Fried abalone slices with XO sauce (Practical); Simmered chicken with abalone
*Each participant will receive two $100 cash
vouchers at Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant (Tsim Sha
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About Towngas Cooking Centre
The Hong Kong and
China Gas Company Limited officially established the Towngas Cooking Centre in
May 1977. For over 40 years, we have promoted the joy of flame cooking to
inter-generational customers. Towngas Cooking Centre at Lee Theatre is equipped
with cooking tables with adjustable heights for young kids so members at all
ages can enjoy flame cooking. We have a vast array of culinary courses tailored
to various needs, such as the Excellent Wife Certificate programme for
beginners, and the Crash Course for Students Abroad to prepare youngsters who
are going to study overseas.
As a pioneer in culinary education, we understand the demand for
professional culinary training in the market. Leading the trend in cookery, we
have partnered with Disciples Escoffier to bring Disciples Escoffier Diploma in
Culinary Arts and the Disciples Escoffier Diploma in Pastry to Hong Kong.
Graduates will be awarded the "Level 5 National Diploma in French Cuisine or
Pastry", which is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. With this
Grand Diploma, students are granted the qualification to pursue their career as
professional cooks or open restaurants in France. This partnership with
Disciples Escoffier takes the culinary education experience to a whole new
In response to the varied cooking needs during the pandemic, Towngas
Cooking Centre has adopted different creative teaching modes, including
in-person classes, online courses, and premium online programmes whose
participants will receive curated ingredients by courier. Participants will
watch live tutorial classes while having hands-on practice at home, and have
their questions addressed simultaneously. All these innovations allow our
customers enjoy cooking at home!